Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Agency:Natural Resources Canada
Energy Efficiency Description:The Advanced Energy Technologies for High Temperature Processes Programme (effective in 1999) conducts R&D on coke-making and pulverised coal injection on behalf of Canadian coal and steel producers. Activities include improving the energy efficiency of the iron making process, supercoke, extending coke oven life, mineral additions to improve coke quality and pulverised coal injections. Computer modelling capabilities for blast furnace optimisation are also developed.
Climate Change Description:Under the auspice of the federal CANMET Energy Technology Center, the Energy Technologies for High Temperature Processes (EHTP) Group supports Canadian coal producers and iron makers with R&D projects such as extending the life of coke ovens, improving coke quality, materials engineering of coke, alternative coke-making technologies, and fuel injection into blast furnaces. The Groups facilities and capabilities include: Advanced analytical / micro structural instrumentation and techniques such as TG-FTIR, XRD, SEM/EDAX for chemical analysis (shared with Characterization Lab); Briquetting, agglomeration; Coal preparation capabilities (complete pilot plant blending, crushing, pulverization and sampling); Four pilot-scale, pressure measuring moveable wall coke ovens; three sole heated coke ovens; High temperature facilities for determining strength (CSR), reactivity (CRI) and high temperature properties of coke; Injection simulator; Laboratory for coal and coke evaluation; Modeling and simulation studies; Petrographic, microscopic and image analysis systems for coal and coke; Standard methods and facilities for evaluating coal and coke (ISO, JIS, ASTM); Thermal rheology equipment for measuring plastic properties of coal and understanding the coal to coke transformation process; Thermogravimetric analysis equipment; Windtunnel facilities.

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